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WWE Legend Confesses He ‘Almost Cried’ After Watching Cody Rhodes Lose to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39

Published 04/08/2023, 7:00 PM EDT

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After starting 2023 to a high start, the American Nightmare Cody Rhodes’ is going through a tough period in the ring. Despite winning the 2023 Royal Rumble and headlining WrestleMania 39 against Roman Reigns, Rhodes failed to capture the world title.

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The next night on WWE RAW, Cody Rhodes would undergo a massive beatdown at the hands of Brock Lesnar. The RAW after ‘Mania would end with Cody Rhodes lying and withering in pain.

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A mentor to Rhodes, and a friend to his father, DDP aka Diamond Dallas Page recently opened up on the loss of Rhodes to Reigns at ‘Mania. When TMZ came in contact with Page at the Los Angeles Airport and enquired about his reactions, he let it out.


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Page was devastated at the loss, and let TMZ know how much upset he was. DDP was emotional at Rhodes’ return to WWE. He also spoke about his legacy, and how he created AEW and came back to WWE to finish his story. He also reiterated how his father would have been proud of his son’s performance, and there this no reason he should be upset about this.

DDP was also an integral part of the Rhodes entourage during his stint in AEW.

What did Diamond Dallas Page say about Cody Rhodes’ loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 39?

Diamond Dallas Page is a wrestling legend. And has been long enough in the business to know its ins and outs. He opened up on The American Nightmare’s devastating loss at WrestleMania 39. And would explain how it is a part of the process.

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Page said, “I couldn’t be any prouder of the cat. Very emotional for me.” When the interviewer asked how proud DDP was of Rhodes’ performance, to which he had an emotional response. He said, “Is there a point I can cry? ” He described how he had known Rhodes from his childhood, and always knew how he was destined for great things.


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While fans were waiting for The American Nightmare to finally finish the story and capture the WWE title, they might now need to wait a bit longer. Diamond Dallas Page is sure of Rhodes winning it later sometime, and this is all part of his story.

However, after Rhodes was attacked by Brock Lesnar on the RAW after the Mania episode., it seems he would be involved in a feud with The Beast Incarnate for the foreseeable future.


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Written by:

Shounak Chakrabarti


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Shounak Chakrabarti is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports who brings a wealth of knowledge and a keen eye for detail to his analysis of professional wrestling. With a deep passion for the sport that dates back to his childhood, Shounak has immersed himself in every aspect of the industry, from the career trajectories of WWE superstars to their personal lives and beyond. As a journalism graduate, Shounak is a firm believer in the power of digital journalism to provide fans with a unique perspective on pro wrestling.
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Sherjeel Malik